§ 26. Mr. Marples
asked the Minister of Works whether the recent increases in wages in the building industry apply to both unionists and non-unionists alike.
§ The Minister of Works (Mr. Key)
The wage agreements reached by the joint negotiating machinery make no distinction between unionists and non-unionists.
§ Mr. Marples
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Coventry Corporation are paying labourers who are not unionists 2s. 2½d. an hour and labourers who are unionists 2s. 6d. an hour? Does he think it equitable that the ratepayers' and taxpayers' money should be used by a Socialist council to induce workmen to join a trade union?